Welcome Messages from the Minister Provincial and the Minister General

 Minister Provincial

John Hebenton 

Welcome to this website. 

It is for those wanting to know more about St. Francis and about the Third Order, Society of Saint Francis in Anglican Church in Aotearoa - New Zealand, and Melanesia.

If you are interested in knowing more, or joining one of our groups, then please email either the webmaster or the contact. There is also information about how to become an enquirer on this site.

Being Franciscan does not mean that we are any better than anyone else. Many of us struggle to live out our Personal Rule of Life. Francis himself was not interested in the holy and devout and wise. He was simply interested in seeking to follow God, as one of God's poor little one's. The important thing is to try to follow in Francis's footsteps.

The way of Francis offers an alternative to the individualitic be rich theology and emphasis which is so strong today. Franciscan Spirituality is about being overawed by the love of God. It is for all those seeking to deepen their life in God.

I hope you find our offering useful, and the way of Francis a way for you

Pax et bonum

John Hebenton Minister Provincial.



Minister General

Ken Norian of the Province of the Americas